Horsepower figures are something to behold. Something manufactures chase, enthusiasts pursue, buyers use for bragging and racers want more of. In the world of Superbikes horsepower reigns supreme. 200+ bhp Superbikes are now the norm in motorcycle showrooms and anything else cannot keep up in sales or on the track. Though as long as there … Continue reading Letting the horse bolt
Thinking back about the winter is akin to remising about the time you had to have your toes chopped off using an old piece of garden fence. You wince at the notion while simultaneously being grateful that you are not longer in that position. Currently my 2007 Honda Deauville is resting in the garage in a … Continue reading A thank you (love) letter to the Deauville
Mad Max is a joyous thrill ride into the suspected outcome of some unknown collapse of society. It follows the meandering, brutal, wreathed, dust covered man who is out to survive for no other reason than following his nature. Fortunately Mad Max (the man) does not get an exceptional back story and offers us a … Continue reading Motorcycles of Mad Max
Art is a brutal business. Every artist knows that they will get more attention and their work will increase in value after they die. It is the ultimate sacrifice for the pursuit of pure art. Famously, one of the most celebrated artist of all time died a porper with selling very little for very little. … Continue reading George Ramero saved my life with flesh eating monsters
I remember the exact moment my passion for motorcycles began. I was overheating in ill fitting clothes uncomfortably cramped up on the pillion seat of a Superbike. I felt the front of the bike raise up as I glanced the speedo over the riders shoulder that read a clear 122 mph. Unintentionally smiling I gripped tighter … Continue reading My first motorcycle experience
You would be forgiven in thinking that you drove past three lines of security guards, hoards of people and onto a professional cycling road race when traveling to your local shops. More and more frequently there are groups of ten or more riders travelling in a make shift peloton on public roads. At a quick … Continue reading Keeping cycling simple and realistic
Something about old diesel soothes me. If I am struggling to sleep I think of the quiet hum of an arctic rig flawlessly heading down the M6; it works every time. For some reason it is a Mercedes truck in my mind as I imagine the shifting light as it waves over the front badge … Continue reading What is it about trucks and tractors?
The union cycliste international (UCI) is the governing body for professional cycling. They run and oversee the major races in the years calendar setting routes and rules as they go. From fairly recent actions it appears that they act quickly but not harshly in regard to how the race is covered and monitored. Watching cycling … Continue reading The UCI is the Law
Cycling’s diversity never ceases to disappoint as there is such a range of bicycles and environments that you can cycle. I have ridden all shapes and sizes of bikes in a myriad of environments but today was a new experience. 15 minutes into a taster session at a Velodrome and I was banked over with … Continue reading Velodrome Taster
Four weeks on and I have learnt a lot. I have had some breathing space and time in the garage to contemplate my current situation. I wrote last time about the joy of owning a used Japanese motorcycle and the trill of completing your own maintenance on these machines. Personally, I have not been disappointed. … Continue reading What have I done?